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Launch of the 2018 BiodivERsA Call on
“Biodiversity and its influence on animal, human and plant health”

BiodivERsA is pleased to announce the launch of its 2018-2019 transnational call for research proposals on “Biodiversity and its influence on animal, human and plant health”.

This call aims at supporting transnational research projects jointly addressing issues at the nexus of biodiversity and animal, human and/ or plant health (see figure below) across the different relevant spatial, and temporal scales in an effort to support evidence-based decision-making. Projects addressing only biodiversity issues or only health issues will not be considered within the scope of the call.


17 funding organisations from 12 countries are joining this call and have provisionally reserved more than 9 million Euros for this call:

Austria, Belgium (including specific participation of Wallonia and Flanders)#, Bulgaria#, Estonia#, France (including specific participation of Région Guadeloupe** and Région Réunion#), Germany, Ireland, Lithuania, Poland, Romania#, Slovakia, and Switzerland.

# Participation pending final decision (please click here<http://www.biodiversa.org/1487> for an updated list of participating countries and regions)
** Region Guadeloupe may allow the participation of teams from the Caribbean basin


This call will include two actions, supporting two different types of research projects:

  *   Action A will support collaborative research projects, gathering different research teams generating new knowledge in particular based on the production of new primary data ;
  *   Action B will support research synthesis projects, gathering individuals forming a working group which perform research and answer research questions using existing data sets. These research projects will not collect or produce new primary data; the core activity of these projects being synthesizing and/or analysing existing datasets (synthesizing concepts and ideas is also eligible). Note that these projects differ from systematic reviews or knowledge synthesis which are based on a synthesis of publications and reports.


Scientific teams are invited to form transnational research consortia comprising:

  *   FOR ACTION A: research partners from minimum 3 countries participating in Action A;
  *   FOR ACTION B: researchers from minimum 5 countries participating in Action B.

If you are looking for a Research Partner for your Project or for a Project to join, you can use the BiodivERsA Partner Search Tool.<https://proposals.etag.ee/biodiversa2018/partner-search>
Submit there a partner or project search form, and easily look at the forms submitted thanks to an easy-to-use search function.

Release date of the call: Monday 01 October 2018
Deadline for submission of pre-proposals  (mandatory): 16 November 2018, 16:00 CET (local time in Brussels)
Deadline for submission of full-proposals: between early February and mid-March 2019 (depending of the number of received pre-proposals)

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please consult the complete announcement of opportunity (including research priorities, pre-registration and submission forms, and rules and procedures including assessment criteria) on the BiodivERsA <http://www.biodiversa.org/2018-call> websites.

The BiodivERsA Network

For more information on BiodivERsA, click here<http://www.biodiversa.org>
Follow us on twitter: @BiodivERsA3<https://twitter.com/@BiodivERsA3>
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